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Football: 'Premature' to decide if Rome will host opening match of Euro 2020, says report

Football: 'Premature' to decide if Rome will host opening match of Euro 2020, says report

The UEFA EURO 2020 logo on display with the European Championship trophy. (Photo: Reuters/Action Images/Tony O'Brien)

ROME: It is "premature" to decide today whether Rome will host the opening match of the Euro 2020 football games but Italy will make all efforts to keep the game, Italy's health minister told la Repubblica daily in an interview published on Monday (Apr 12).

Italy's Football Federation had been hopeful of being able to have supporters in Rome's Olympic Stadium but on Wednesday minutes of a government panel meeting noted it was not possible to confirm that at this stage.

READ: Italian FA appeals to PM Draghi to confirm Rome as Euro 2020 host city

European football's governing body asked all 12 host cities to come up with their plans for fan capacity at venues for the tournament, which kicks off on Jun 11.

Euro 2020 was postponed by a year due to the pandemic and most of Europe's football has taken place without fans for the past 12 months.

Source: Reuters

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